The 2018 Highlights
LEWAS, a co-located event of the GDA Conference and Exhibition 2018, recognized leading women in the downstream business in 7 unique categories. The winners were announced at the GDA Gala Dinner on the 23rd of October ranging from Academia, Industry and beyond; namely winners in each category were Academic Achievement – Ms. Nouf AlJabri, KAUST; Academic of Distinction - Dr. Rawa Al-Jarallah, Kuwait University; Rising Star - Sarah Alamer, Saudi Aramco; Leading with Excellence - Alanood Alrabiah, Saudi Aramco & Abeer Olayan, Saudi Aramco; Woman of Achievement - Tayba Al Hashemi, ADNOC-AlYasat; Corporate Champion - Eyad AlBasrawi, Saudi Aramco and Corporate Excellence – ADNOC Offshore. A special award, LEWAS Legend, was presented to Nabeelah Al-Tunisi.
The highly successful symposium that was held on the final day saw a high caliber of panelists who discussed issues in downstream including a debate on to ‘quota or not to quota’; a presentation by the Supreme Council for Women by Dr. Rania Al-Jurf and Saudi Aramco’s HR Leader, Reem Al Ghanim, a winning women’s panel: the opportunities women have found in downstream and an opening keynote on best practices in recruiting, developing and advancing women in downstream.